Command design basics for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps

Command design basics for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps

In a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, command elements are the interactive UI elements that enable the user to perform actions, such as sending an email, deleting an item, or submitting a form. This article describes the command elements, such as buttons and check boxes, the interactions they support, and the command surfaces (such as command bars and context menus) for hosting them.

Provide the right type of interactions

Use the right command element for the interaction

  • Buttons
  • Date and time pickers
  • Lists
  • Predictive text entry
  • Selection controls

Place commands on the right surface

  • App canvas (content area)
  • Command bar
  • Menus and Context menus
  • Dialog controls( dialogs block interactions with the app window until being explicitly dismissed)
  • Flyout(Ask the user to confirm an action without blocking interaction with the app.)

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